QPR 1 Norwich 2.
1-0,Red Card,Barton (QPR),36'
Games against fellow promoted teams are always important in the EPL as you're almost always facing teams who will be fighting for survival along with yourselves come May.Barton's early goal added to QPR's pre game home generated supremacy,but his red card 25 minutes later pushed the London side all the way back to square one.Norwich made almost immediate use of their good fortune and Barton's folly,but it took them slightly longer to grab all three points.
Fulham 2 Arsenal 1.
0-1,Red Card,Djourou (Arsenal),78'
Djourou's red card came late enough in the game to make a mere dent in Arsenal's expected points,so their late capitulation was almost as unexpected as if it had occurred in the face of a full Arsenal complement.